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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the dedication date for the Salvador Brazil Temple and the groundbreaking dates for temples in Bolivia and Texas.

Salvador Brazil Temple

The Salvador Brazil Temple is opening for free public tours. The open house goes from Thursday, August 22, through Saturday, September 7, 2024 (excluding Sundays). The temple will be dedicated on Sunday, October 20, 2024. Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will dedicate the temple in two sessions at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. UTC.

Prior to the open house, a media day will be held on Monday, August 19, 2024. Invited guests will tour the temple prior to the open house on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 20–21, 2024.

The dedicatory sessions will be broadcast to all units in the Salvador Brazil Temple district.

The Salvador Brazil Temple was announced in October 2018 by President Russell M. Nelson. “Our need to be in the temple on a regular basis has never been greater,” he said before announcing 12 new temples, including the Salvador Brazil Temple.

There are 23 temples announced, under construction or operating in Brazil. The Salvador Brazil Temple will be the 11th temple in operation in the country. The 10 other operating temples are in Belém, Brasília, Campinas,CuritibaFortalezaManausPorto AlegreRecifeRio de Janeiro and São Paulo. The Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple is under construction. The announced temples are in FlorianópolisGoiâniaJoão PessoaLondrinaMaceióNatalRibeirão PrêtoSantosSão Paolo EastTeresina and Vitória.

Today, there are nearly 1.5 million Latter-day Saints in Brazil (more than any other country aside from the United States and Mexico) in approximately 2,175 congregations.

Santa Cruz Bolivia Temple

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